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Perhaps more than anyone, Eoghan O'Gara must hope for a look-in this weekend.  Photo: Sportsfile

Perhaps more than anyone, Eoghan O'Gara must hope for a look-in this weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

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Perhaps more than anyone, Eoghan O'Gara must hope for a look-in this weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

If Jim Gavin really were the Tinkerman, here's one team he could put into low-stakes battle with Roscommon.

This is an alternative Dublin 15 designed to offer game-time to a host of fringe players, while sticking with several marquee names who have been lightly raced this summer.

As it stands, maybe a handful of them will start on Sunday - but almost certainly not a majority.

We have included all the players who have featured prominently off the bench in this campaign; along with a half-back trio (Jack McCaffrey, Cian O'Sullivan and John Small) who all started against Tyrone the last day; plus another raft of squad members who haven't seen any SFC action this season.

The latter cohort includes Mark Schutte, listed at midfield (his club position) alongside Paul Flynn (who started there in the 2016 All-Ireland final replay).

Perhaps more than anyone, Eoghan O'Gara must hope for a look-in this weekend.

The Plan B target man who became a left-field Plan A for last year's All-Ireland final against Mayo hasn't appeared since coming on against Galway in Salthill last March, only to be sent off after being shown a straight red.

O'Gara has made the match-day squad three times this summer, only to be held in reserve each time.